Institute for Brain and Behavior (iBBA) – Opening Symposium
On May 23rd, the newly formed Institute for Brain and Behavior (iBBA) will hold its opening symposium in the auditorium of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The symposium will be chaired by prof. dr. Erik Scherder and promises an impressive line-up of speakers. The full program can be found below.
People who are interested in attending can register here.
Keep in mind that the registration deadline is May 1st and there is a first come first serve policy, as the space in the auditorium is limited.
North Sea Laterality 2016: The international meeting on lateralisation in brain and behaviour
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Registration and abstract submission have opened for the North Sea Laterality conference, to be held on 1-3 September 2016 in Groningen, The Netherlands.
This conference follows up on the successful biannual series of the North Sea Meeting on Brain Asymmetry. Contributions may address functional lateralisation of brain and behaviour, developmental, physiological and neurobiological mechanisms, as well as ecological and evolutionary approaches. We welcome both oral and poster presentations.
For more information, to register and submit your abstract, please visit: www.northsealaterality2016.com.
We hope to see you in Groningen!
On behalf of the organising committee,
Sanne Brederoo, University of Groningen
Brain and Mind
16 to 30 July 2016 (course starts Monday 18 July)
How does the human mind work? We all know the brain is responsible, but what are the mechanisms involved? How do our minds become conscious, perceive, remember and make important decisions? This course provides you with a sound introduction to human cognition and how cognitive neuroscientists research it. Provided by the world-renowned Cognitive Psychology Lab at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, topics include consciousness and perception, brain networks and neuropharmacology, working memory, attention and cognitive control. Moreover, we give you hands-on experience with the state-of-the-art tools and models used to investigate the functioning of the mind. This is your opportunity to plan and run a cognition experiment, measure eye gaze, analyse brain codes from MRI scans and interpret brain waves from EEGs. You will program your own computer task, analyse real data and present the findings. Finally, you look at the practical side. What are the implications of brain and mind studies for design, wayfinding, marketing, health, safety, security and the law? The course includes an excursion and assignment organized in collaboration with one of our design or industry partners in the Amsterdam area.
Who Should Join This Course?
Any student wanting a quick but thorough primer on cognitive neuroscience, a theme relevant in studies as wide-ranging as Law, Education, Communications and Economics, as well as in the exact sciences and computer science. The course will appeal both to undergraduates considering a Master’s degree in a related field and to postgraduate or even PhD students in other areas who are looking for a thorough introduction to the topic.
Course level: Advanced Bachelor/Master
Lecturers: Prof. Christian Olivers, more to be announced
Contact hours: 50 (3 ECTS)
Tuition fee: € 1.150
Included in the tuition fee are:
- Airport pick-up service
- Orientation programme
- Course excursions
- On-site support
- 24/7 emergency assistance
- Transcript of records after completion of the course
Discounts and Scholarships
Apply before 1 March and receive €100 early bird discount. Students from partner universities get €250 discount. The Amsterdam Summer School offers 10 scholarships of a full tuition fee waiver of one course.
Different housing options are available both on and off campus. Find out more online.
Amsterdam Summer School
The Amsterdam Summer School of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers small-scale courses (max. 25 participants) in a wide range of fields. Our courses are designed to provide an intensive, in-dept look at your topic of study. Besides the built-in course excursions we offer an extensive social programme.
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Dear members of the Dutch Psychonomic Society,
We are proud to introduce the NVP-weblog: an interactive platform, where members will be able to follow the news and announcements related to NVP, but also post opinions and discussions of recent research. We also welcome tutorials regarding tools developed by our members. We strive to create an online community of members actively involved in the issues important to NVP.
This weblog replaces the journal of the society – ‘de Psychonoom’. For many years ‘de Psychonoom’, led by a small team of enthusiasts, has played an important role in informing the members about new developments in the society. We would like to thank all the people who have contributed to ‘de Psychonoom’ in the past and kept the quality high throughout the history.
The NVP board felt that there was a need for a more interactive forum to exchange ideas between the members of the society. The NVP blog is intended to fulfill this role. The NVP blog will have an editorial staff who will solicit contributions, but will also evaluate submissions by the members. Each contribution will receive a DOI (digital object identifier), so it will be possible to cite any particular contribution. We strive to gain an indexation from Medline or Web of Science. Every two months, all contributions will be listed in an email newsletter distributed amongst our members.
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